Lauren Jauregui attends the Instagram + Facebook Women in Music Luncheon in West Hollywood, California. File/ AFP
As the world battles Covid-19, many industries have suffered huge blows, the music industry included. This week we take a look at how some artists and famous DJs are turning to sponsored home performances to stay relevant and sustain their careers.
A-list DJs Diplo and Dillon Francis recently entertained fans with a sponsored set broadcast on Instagram live as well as the ever-popular Zoom. Yes it was small, but it was something and better than nothing. This is what many artists are doing now and homebound fans are definitely enjoying it.
For music lovers waiting for albums and tours, live-streamed mini performances are a welcomed pleasure from the trappings of staying at home. We think more artists should jump on this bandwagon to remind fans exactly what they are missing.
If you are missing travelling and planning your summer holiday right now, turn to our Travel page to learn how to take a virtual tour of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. While it pales in comparison to the real experience, you could use the virtual tour as a way to plan your next real holiday after coronavirus subsides.
On the subject of doing things from home, turn to our Beauty page to learn how to give yourself a face massage. Again, we know, it’s not like going to the spa for a facial but give it a chance. Apparently the benefits include removing tension and stress from muscle tissue as well as plumping and hydrating the skin. Famous fans of facial massages include Gisele Bundchen and Meghan Markle.
Gomez said when she was out of social media, "I was so much happier with just me, myself, how I looked, and that helped a lot".
Gloria Estefan, one of the biggest stars of the Miami music scene during the 1980s and 1990s, has updated her hit "Get On Your Feet" to raise awareness about how to stem infection from the coronavirus.
John Prine, an American folk legend widely considered one of his generation's most influential songwriters, died following complications of coronavirus. He was 73 years old.
The cruel shooting down by Israeli police of an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in annexed east Jerusalem is a hugely condemnable action that confirms repeated complaints about use of excessive force by Israeli security forces against innocent Palestinians.
It is fitting that the white US police officer charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter of an African-American in Minneapolis bears the French family name of Chauvin. The name has morphed into “chauvinist” meaning bigot over the decades since a soldier called Nicolas Chauvin was honoured as a super patriot by the Emperor Napoleon for loyal service during his multiple military campaigns.
Two prime ministers of two major European powers spoke to their people late on Thursday afternoon.